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. it is teasing us. we're going to hang out and see what happens, until they run us off the island of. >> evacuation orders are already in eect on okra island, and more are expected today. many are not waiting for orders. preparing to ride out the storm. >> i will be in the basement if need be. we have plenty of supplies. >> the entire east coast now anxiously awaiting an unwelcome guest, hurricane earl. officials will meet later this morning to discuss the possibility of evacuation's and it to continue to prepare for earl. jay gray, wbal-tv 11 news. >> you can follow earl's pass on our website, we will begin live coverage beginning tonight as hurricane earl moves closer to maryland. how local emergency officials are preparing for the storm. >> an 83-year-old woman claimed she was sexually assaulted inside her home. >> she said she was raped. police say they need your help to find him. we have more details. >> police have been handing out fliers and asking the public's help in finding the man they say raped the elderly woman. the suspect broke into her home around 1 in the
of central avenue in capital heights. it happened late tuesday night. tracee wilkins joins us from capital heights with more on the investigation. tracee? >> reporter: this is a 15-year-old kid who was raised in this neighborhood, went to high school a block away from where we are standing right now, was shot and killed right here in front of this apartment complex. the police were back in front of the central garden apartments in capital heights this morning. they were searching for clueing and taking another look at the murder scene. >> we aren't for certain what happened. we know that a call was transpired from him to his home telling his mom he was en route home. he never made it home. 15-year-old justin pennell, a freshman at central high school was found shot on the squawk about 9:00 p.m. tuesday night. his cousin says, after a day of suffering from multiple gunshots, doctors said this morning, they had done all they could do for him. >>> police have taken spray paint and painted up to nine different markers of where justin was shot. the sidewalk is still stained with his blood. fami
of the government, the current effort in afghanistan and condition of the u.s. economy, all referenced in the president's speech. here is how you can talk to us the first half hour. president obama saying last night it is time to turn the page. your interpretation of that. phone, e-mail, or twitter. again, if you want to give an e- mail, and twitter, go to twitter and then c-spanwj. "the washington post" use is that " for its story tonight. turning to "the new york times." and going to "usa today" -- again, the president quote. conn. mary on hours democrats line. caller: good morning, pedro. i wanted to say how proud i am of president obama fulfilling another of his campaign commitments. i wish to the iraqi people well in governing themselves. and i agree with the president that it is time that we concentrates on our economy and what happened to the people in the middle class. i hope he does stand strong on inundating -- eliminating the tax credit that was given to the very wealthy, by discontinuing that at the end of the year. host: raleigh, north carolina. john, re
drives us. captioned by the national captioning institute >>> only on 7, a call for help goes terribly wrong. >> a lady officer on the other side came over and shot the dog for no reason. >> all local families as a police officer did it. a terror alert. and a local woman's cancer fight. she says she was poisoned and she is blaming government officials appeared >> they should be responsible. >> why she said thousands of others are in danger. >>> live and in hd, this is abc 7 news at 11:00. on your side. >>> outrage from prince george's county family in this story you will only see on abc 7. family members say they called police this morning, but when officers are arrived, they were the ones that were treated like criminals into a shot and killed the family dog. this happened in landover. john gonzalez is live with more on the story. >> leon, police had a legitimate reason to go to the house with their guns drawn this morning, but during the arrest process, the family dog charged an officer and they had no choice but to shoot. tonight the dog odor and witnesses tel
as the u.s. military forges ahead in the final wave of the surgery. jason carroll shows us how one soldier is making the last few preparations before his mission gets under way in the ongoing series "a soldier's story." >> the a.m. fix blog is up and running. we want to hear from you. also, you can send us your pictures and video if you've been affected at all by hurricane earl. go to >>> it is big, bad and bearing down on the outer banks of north carolina. the radar tells us the story. hurricane earl, a real powerhouse now. it's back to high speed, 145 miles an hour. that is a category four storm, folks. and the center of this monster could come dangerously close to the carolina coast by midnight tonight. >> right now, hurricane warnings and watches are in effect for north carolina to delaware. and as far north as massachusetts. in fact, president obama already signing a disaster declaration for north carolina in case earl continues to track to the west, bringing it closer to the coast. and of course, earl making a lot of people nervous this morning, because if the system d
to get busy and take notes and write stuff down like that, they will not be able to use the system unless they keep both hands on the wheel. >> dc police set up a check point outside the summit today, looking for drivers who were texting or talking on their cell phones without a hands free device. >> i barely do it, i was trying to figure out what our time schedule was for our daughter's back to school night. >> i feel bad, because i'm late for work. >> they have to do what they have to do. >> the drivers face a $100 fine. most people agree enforcement is the key to cutting back on distracted driving, but the challenge for local police is finding the time and manpower to do so each and every day. and we want to remind you about a very important campaign right here at wusa9. it's called the great hangup. an effort to get everybody to stop using their cell phones while they are driving. if you have been affected, we would love to share your story on the air. you can tell us your story by going to the great hangup. the page is or you can call us, 202-895-5960. >>> senate candi
. a beautiful sunset. >> until 1:00 yesterday. -p>> a cloud came over us. >> it would have beennnice to go with two games beginning the season. ú%> they will e ffne i'm sure of it. let's see what is going on through the. everyone juut calm down. pretty day and mostly sunny skiis. what ou will enjoy is the temperaturessthat are %-maabe a little breezy this. afternoon. here is a look attwhat we have as far as what we have, skipping right through, temperatures that we should get up to, for the high 800degrees, or right around pleasant and cooler. it could be rather chillyy 50 degrees and cool. that's a look at the weather. right now lauren cooke has the traffic edge. ú% reporrer: thank you, and good morning. ú% far to good on the roads. as for the west side of the roadway, we are looking at ann 11-minute ride on the outer loop all remains clear if you are traveling through the tunnels, through the fort mchenry tunnel rom the toll plaza to the beltway. and from the harbor tunnel toll -ile55 miles per hour. that's the traffic edge rrport. patrice, back to you.ú >>> baltimore police cont
in the military. and now as andrea tells us, gay rights groups worry they may have missed a crucial opportunity. she is live in the newsroom with more on the vote. andrea. >> that vote was a major defeat for senate democrats and gay rights advocates. many saw this bill as the last chance to overturn the law before the november elections. >> democrats were counting on republican susan collins to break ranks and support the bill. she changed her mind at the last minute. >> i think we should welcome the service of these individuals. but i cannot vote to proceed to this bill under a situation that is going to shut down the debate and preclude republican amendments. >> with the 56 to 43 vote, the democrats fell short of the 60 votes needed for the bill to move forward and ultimately lift the ban on gays serving in the military. >> this year, a year when we have forces engaged in ground combat as we speak, it's not the year for the senate to suddenly say no, we're not going to pass this kind of legislation. >> another setback for the bill, president obama's pick for common of the marine corps s
is standing by for us. let's go to the coast now with rob marciano. he is at kill devil hills in north carolina. rob, hello. it is on the way to you. >> it is. you know, you mentioned that rip current danger along the beeches, the east coast. including in north carolina. i think that now that this thing has become a category 4 and the track continues to hold and bring a very close to the shoreline here, these people along these beaches and these inland communities are going to be talking about much, much more than just rip currents. we could see category 1, 2 or 3 strength winds here on the coast. even if the thing stays offshore. if you mentioned this, evacuation orders for hyde and dare county. dare county, all visitors you on. schools are closed. the beachgoers and the storm onlookers are already out here. the way the landscape is set up tease coast different from the gulf of mexico. you don't worry so much about storm surge. it is low tide now. waves are building, high tide will be up right where we are standing. there are slifvers of the outer bank. in hurricane's past have been c
're on our twittergate. pat is joining us on the republican line from maryland. caller: i did not understand the agency that the recession was over. host: it is a group of economists. they said the recession ended in june of 2009. caller: obviously, they are not traveling around the country. if you will take a look at what is happening -- i go to hoses every day of people. in an insurance agent. i speak with people lost their jobs and their wives have lost their jobs as well. their children are dropping out of school. making $9 an hour to support their families. mr. obama is way off when it comes to understanding what's going on in the country. what is going on is more jobs are being lost. we just lost 12 of hundred more jobs at the steel plant in this city. 700 more jobs at the company that brings the food in for the two stadiums in baltimore city. another company just went bust. that was 1500 jobs. this is every single week for a new place is closing. you cannot tell me there is the recession over. the recession is going to last. i think it's gone to last another two years or three years.
stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. sandra shaw has a quick look at the forecast. we have some good news. >> we have great news. upper 70's and plenty of sunshine. one more hot day today. hurricane earl is a category 2 storm, 85 miles southeast of cape hatteras. they are dealing with tropical storm force conditions right now. it is moving at 18 miles per hour. like recent wind and rain later this morning and maybe early afternoon in ocean city. then clearing nicely there as well. on friday, 87 to 90, one more hot one. the wind will pick up. there is more cool air behind that front. that will pave the way for a lovely labor day weekend. more coming up. but now let's check on your morning commute with kim dacey. >> looking pretty good also as we start the labor day weekend. in ellicott city, eastbound not, there is a a downed pole and some downed wires at waverly woods drive. it is on the shoulder. there are some crews on the scene. otherwise, we are looking good. we're up to speed on the inner loop topside, eight minutes. 895 park between 95 on the south side and the h
in our car and realized our car had been shot up. they said -- the people around us said that the guy was standing near our car. >> reporter: when the shooting stopped, this suv, which was being shot at witnesses say, had overturned blocks away near 12th and u. >> the busses was blocking him and so it hit the verizon truck here and flipped. >> reporter: jamal coates was killed and two others injured during the shoot-out. several others were seen running away. later, police say this tan buick regal may have been involved in the shooting witnesses leaving the funeral ducked for cover. >> this is something very tragic, that's happened to a family, they have had a loss, and why someone would want to cause more may hem, i don't understand. >> reporter: all of it played out near busy u street and at a church during a funeral where two rival groups were taunting each other. >> this resulted from a taunting. this was a taunting at a funeral. and we have this kind of serious consequence as a result. >> reporter: several police officers and community activists were at the funerals too. there wa
. the iranian president sparks a u.n. walk-out after blaming the u.s. for the 9/11 attacks. we'll talk with sarah shourd the american hiker locked up in iran more than a year about what life was like in prison. >>> and mom arrested as these two girls fight, you can hear the mother of one of them cheering on her daughter. >> get her, sarah! >> now, she faces charges of child abuse early this friday >> now, she faces charges of child abuse early this friday morning, september 24th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> the weekend is upon us, good friday morning to all of you. i'm maggie rodriguez. >> i'm harry smith. good morning. >> a busy new days around here so let's get to the dangerous flooding in wisconsin and minnesota where heavy rains left many areas covered in several feets of water and there's even more rain in the forecast today. poly wagner of our minneapolis station brings us up to date this morning from owatonna, minnesota. >> reporter: here in southern minnesota the intense early autumn rain triggered flooding that knocked out roads and flooded homes. the water kept rising
. iraqi forces are there for training and not fighting. sarah simmons joins us with more. >> reporter: the president didn't claim victory but did declare an end to combat missions in iraq. from the oval office the president said the united states paid a huge price. now operation new dawn begins for troops and diplomats who remain in iraq. >> the country appreciates you, i appreciate you. and the most -- the most pride i take in my job is being your commander-in-chief. >> reporter: the message from president obama to u.s. troops is resonating overseas. >> it's a good feeling and a feel of of accomplishment that i did my part as well as many soldiers before me and soldiers now and you just have a sense that you left something much better than you found it. >> reporter: as the training continues, president obama delivered an oval office speech announcing a change in the mission. >> if we remove nearly 100,000 u.s. troops from iraq. we've closed or transferred to the iraqis hundreds of bases. and we have moved millions of pieces of equipment out of iraq. this completes a transition to ira
people gave us a first name and phone number. -- >> two people gave us a first name and phone number. rex is this john? -- >> is this john? >> yes. >> did you promise to the boughton people jobs if they voted for a dream -- promised two young people jobs for voting for adrian fenty? >> no, no, that is not true. >> this came on the heels of allegations that we have heard before about this. we think this should be investigated immediately by the board of elections. >> we asked if it was a rogue employee that just made promises. this used at that first -- this use that first called to complain that it was too widespread. -- this young person that first call to complain said it was too widespread. >> how did you get my number? >> from the kid that you picked up. >> you just could not have. >> when we pointedly asked him if he worked for mayor fenty, he hung up the phone. we passed his name, john, and cellphone number on and mayor fenty said he would investigate and we are waiting to hear back. >> the d.c. board of elections wants to encourage anyone who sees or hears about anything suspicious
berk. the worst of it, time it out for us, justin. >> all right, jamie, i don't want anyone to wake up and think it's completely done and it was blown out of proportion. of course linda talked about the storm weakening. high today we already had that between 2:00 and 4:00 this morning. as we're standing on the boardwalk, our feet are dry, all right? that's good. there is proof for you. we have a mobile unit and can highlight that you can see this. here in ocean city, the temperature is about 75, 76 degrees. look at those outer rain bands. we're just on the edge of it. occasionally we get a little bit of rain. the last band they came through was just light rain. about five, ten minutes ago what it had done was really kick up those winds. we're looking at the latest conditions right now, which are highlighting winds at our nearby weather station averaging about 10 to 15 miles per hour. you can see this right there at the bottom of that little window, a northeast gust at 23. that really was just about five minutes ago. every time we get one of these rain bands push through, and there's mo
. >> for the first time we hear american soldiers accused of taking part if a death squad. could the u.s. army have prevented this civilian massacre? brian ross investigates. >>> fake arrest. you're watching a california cop handcuff a teenager in his living room. his parents watching and thrilling. the boy's crime, having sex with the officer's stepdaughter. was this an abuse of power? the boy's parents join us live exclusively. >>> pandemonium. it may be the toughest job in the world to get. why 62,000 people applied for a chance to spend time with these giant pandas. >>> all over the world, 62,000 applications to spend a month with these bears. >> do you blame them? >> they are cute. we hope you had a great weekend. >>> including the leader of that megachurch vowing to fight sexual abuse charges leveled by four young men he had been working with. >> take a look at this. cell phone video taken inside a plane. the landing gear failing to activate. passengers told -- you see, keep their heads down. sparks flyout side the win dove. the pilot able to land safely. what it was like on that flight. >> t >>> happy friday. thank you so much for joining us on this friday morning. i'm megan pringle. >> not just a friday. >> a purple friday. you want to explain why we are are not in purple? we made a conscious decision. >> we don't want to do it too early because monday is the big game. >> we're going to do purple monday. >> very good. you know i have one purple shirt. >> jamie has one tie that he wears the entire season. it gets a little funky if he wears it too much. thank you, i appreciate that. >> 9:45 the purple caravan should be up on lutherville and york road. >> this is the season to really talk about. then the trash talking with ray lewis. >> don't you love that? >> yes. >> so that's all going on here in town. the league for people with disabilities, david bloomberg's here. we have a big fund-raiser in town tomorrow for the family to come out. we'll tell you why they are doing it and where the money's going to go. >>> we also have a chef in our kitchen next door. tangiers right on boston street. great location and they will be making couscous. >> good. >> delicious. good is right. a
. robin is starting hers a little early. it's nice to have elizabeth vargas here with us. welcome back from your vacation. >> thank you. we left as the sea was churning. you could see hurricane earl. >> it's going to define labor day weekend for so many on the east coast. 26 million in its path right now. luckily, for a lot of us in the northeast, it's losing some of its steam. it's now a category 2 storm. we're going to show a live picture of virginia beach. the storm is just offshore there. sam champion is there. you see the waves kicking up. it was a little tough ride in north carolina. >> overnight, earl came within 85 miles of cape hatteras, with wind gusts up to 78 miles per hour. that is hurricane force. and it may be a sign of what's to come further north. over the next 24 hours, hurricane earl is expected to give a second punishing blow to eastern massachusetts. that's montauk right there. hurricane warnings are all up for cape cod and martha's vineyard and nantucket. boats being pulled from the water. fema, sending supplies and telling people not to be lulled into any sense o
us to the edge with wall street. i keep saying to voters that they need to keep pushing and keep the democrats in their. keep pushing, folks. host: you can join the conversation online, the twittered page is spanwj. or you can send us an e-mail and we welcome our listeners that listen to was on radio. this is from the weekend edition of "the wall street journal." host: one final point from her -- "what is the mainstream media getting wrong in getting right? of the media does not appreciate how livid people are with washington." host: by the way, new polls are showing barbara boxer ahead in california. matt dillon says from arlington, texas, good morning, welcome to "washington journal." caller: thank you for taking my call. i just wanted to comment on how the movement that the tea party has, gosh, we are just tired all the losses and misplaced promises that the people always seem to give us. we had a grassroots movement for everyone. republicans, democrats, and tea party yeariers. this new financial reform bill has nothing to do with that, they
headed across a very large swath of the u.s. coastline. it's got a lot of people worried. >> that's right. right now we're going to update you on exactly where hurricane earl is and where the track of hurricane earl is expected as the day moves on. first, though, a quick update on a security breach that happened at miami's airport. this was earlier this morning. the feds are now confirming that a passenger was taken into custody and that the bomb squad was brought in after a suspicious item was spotted in the baggage screening area. we have our john zarella on it. he's going to be joining us live with the very latest on this investigation in a few moments. >> first let's get to hurricane earl making its move up the east coast. the category 2 storm has weak epd now. it still poses a threat. right now earl is centered about 100 miles off the coast of cape hatteras, north carolina. storm warnings and watches stretch all the way to canada now. >> and hurricane earl is barrelling up the eastern seaboard, as you can see from the track here. it puts eastern long island as well as new england in
, everyone, on this labor day. thanks for joining us. good to see you this morning. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. >>> labor day marks the beginning of the traditional push towards election day. this year with the economy working against them, democrats are fighting to retain control of congress. with that as a backdrop, president obama heads to wisconsin today. there are key senate seat in the race for governor hotly contested. tara mergener is in washington with more on that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. both of these races are very competitive. this week the president will make two speeches aimed at trying to convince voters he can get the economy back on track. president obama will try to convince voters this week that democratic policies are working. >> to heal our economy, we need more than a healthy stock market. we need bustling main streets and a growing, thriving middle class. >> reporter: he'll head to wisconsin today to give a speech about the economy. on wednesday he'll visit cleveland where he'll announce new steps to help small businesses. all along
you. joining us now is labor of secretary hilda solis. madame secretary, good morning. >> good morning. happy labor day. >> indeed. although a lot of people wish there were more jobs out there. unemployment numbers stuck in the nines, tens of millions of people who have stopped looking for work. any good news on the job front this morning? >> look back eight months and we have actually added about 90,000 private sector jobs each month. when the president took office, remember, we were losing well over 700,000 and 600,000 jobs. i would tell you the course and path we're taking is on target. the president today will talk about infrastructure projects that put construction workers, electricians, welders back to work, and engineers, folks that have been unemployed for a long time. that's something that we -- i believe will get bipartisan support on. >> but the problem is, with some of the growth we have seen, has not been in manufacturing jobs but has been in service sector jobs. the people who need the work the most are the people who have the least amount of education. where are these jo
their paths will keep them away from the eastern u.s. but bermuda will probably be in the sights of igor and most likely julia will not affect anything but can't rule out the eastern coast being affected by igor. more a little bit later. >> a lot to watch. >>> let's get a check of some of the other morning's top stories. ann curry is at the news desk. >> in the news over the weekend, indications that iran's on again/off again release of american hiker sarah shourd is on again. sunday iran's judiciary said she can be released on $500,000 bail after being held more than a year. stephanie gosk is following developments. where do things stand? >> reporter: right now shourd is still in custody. herawyer says they're twatding for the $500,000 bail to be cleared and then she wil be released. under the conditions of bail, she's allowed to leave iran but her trial on charges of esonage is going forward along with the trial of the two other u.s. hikers who were arrested with her in 2009. over the weekend u.s. offials said they were cautiously optimistic that showered would be rereleased but intern
with us for " the washington journal" for this friday, september 10, 2010. the president is having a news conference at 11:00 a.m.. the question for the morning is -- is college overrated? this is from "the washington post" style section this morning. here is what the front page looks like this morning with the question, is college over rated. some families turned away from higher education and favor of real life lessons. but all numbers are on the screen and we will begin taking your calls in just a couple of minutes. on the phone to start the morning of is -- from "the washington post." talking about a taxes and tuition on capitol hill. what is the story you reported on yesterday? guest: we did a little story about how workers on capitol hill, 0 $9 million in back taxes to the government. host: is this a number we have been looking at in the economy for a while? guest: yes, the amount is about the same as in 2004, a 2005, 2006. but a drop-off in 2007. that means the number has gone up 37% in the past two years. host: is there a reason for this? guest: no one really knows because they do
'll tell us how the administration is about to go with a prominent republican. let's begin with brianna keilar live in washington. congress is back in session for the big midterm election push and they've got a very big issue on their hands in the matter of whether or not to extend these bush tax cuts. this is -- this is going to be an interesting one to watch in the next couple of days. >> and this is the big issue, jim. this is the issue that in really less than four weeks because they're out of there again. they're out of washington again ahead of the election season, this is what they're going to be dealing with. and obviously, the issue that continues to resinate is republican leader john boehner who had said that he would go along with extending the tax cuts for everyone except for the wealthiest earns, which, of course, is what president obama has gone for. but it's created a jumbled message among republicans. because look at what some other republicans are saying. you have mitch mcconnell who is saying, no, i'm pushing legislation to keep these tax cuts in place across the board
of us can change a light bulb but we can also move a bus and give hope. >> thoughts wow and i'm cry age lot because it's fun hitting as before i said i was still in shock, now it's hitting. >> we were all tied up watching them give baltimore two hours of great tv. many watched extreme makeover home edition at home. others came out here to notre dame press for a viewing party. >> meant a lot to me and my family. we were impressed about program. >> here is the situation. bit of a storm has blown? . >> reporter: it showed what we can do with a stopwatch, with weather against us, we saw tears and rain, hugs and quakes, in the end it's always about the hope. >> i am so happy and thrilled right now with what the show is showing. we couldn't be happier and just so proud and privileged we had the experience we did and we have a house. if you swept a broom, put a chair in place, painted a wall this show was about you. it gives us hope for a brighter future. girls hope, boy's hope thank you for maybing us feel good about ourselves. >> great show. even the show -- the story doesn't end tonigh
states. john hendren, abc news, the white house. >>> the fbi says the car used in dramatic south florida bank robbery has now been found. investigators will begin going over the car today. strapped what they said was a bomb to a bank teller's chest. then they made him withdraw a large sum of money. abc news has learned the bomb turned out to be a fake. >>> a vacation ended in tragedy for a busload of tourists from at least 12 people were killed when their bus apparently crashed into a bridge support on a joer man highway near berlin. dozens of people were also hurt. police say the bus was forced off the highway by a car which was trying to merge. the group was returning home after a trip to spain. >>> south korean automaker hyundai is recall something popular new cars. steering wheel defects in its sonata sedans forced the recall. they love 2011 models built before september 10th. no crashes or injuries have been reported. owners should take their cars to the dealer for inspection or repairs. >>> it was not the usual sunday sermon at one of the nation's largest churches. bishop eddie lon
, churning up 40-foot waves. now that rough surf is moving to the u.s. as igor moves up atlantic. full details straight ahead. >>> a new republican taking center stage. indiana congressman mike pence a surprise winner, he beat out newt gingrich, mitt romney, even sarah palin. will he run for president? what do you think about the latest of the christine o'donnell dabbling in witchcraft. we'll talk to him live in just a moment. >> he is coming up. >>> as in the next half hour, we have a major announcement. we're launching a search for the newest member of the "gma" family. anyone can apply. >> our version of "dear abby." >> that's it. >>> we look to hurricane igor. david kerley is some bermuda. >> reporter: hey, george, this is igor right now, it is so big, so massive, the tropical storm winds are going to continue through most of the day. the island getting hammered. the good news, it came ashore, apparently no fatalities. igor, howling through the streets. while igor may be a category 1 as it hits bermuda. this is a massive storm with heavy winds and the storm wall will pound the isla
-threatening injuries and have been transported to area hospitals. firefighters and rescuers are using ladders. the maryland state police tell us adults and children were onboard, and we believe there are 12 patients. it's unclear if the bus landed on other cars when it fell or -- they do know the ntsb is head together scene to investigate the cause of this crash. denise? >> wjz has complete coverage of the bus accident. captain mike perry, you have a good view. tell us what you know. >> reporter: we see at least a dozen pieces of fire apparatus still on the scene. you see that in the foreground. they will be using that to lift that bus over the jersey barrier and back onto the highway once they clear the scene. at this point if the ntsb is involved, i have not heard that they're on the scene and we have not seen them at the moment. the maryland state police still being the lead investigator. because this is a tour bus possibly from another state, there is a strong possibility the ntsb could be involved because it's commercial transportation. just the gridlock roads is the main thing. the scen
. at the moment, each carrier flies to 69 u.s. cities. southwest is quite a bit larger. last year southwest blew nor than 100 million passengers while airtran flew about 24 million. look at aircraft there. southwest has about 544 aircraft. airtran about 138 aircraft. the vast majority of boeing 737s making it easy to have standard maintenance. if regulators and shareholders approve this will be the third major airline consolidation in two years. united and continental are due to close their merger days from now this week becoming the largest airline in america. today that title belongs to delta, which acquired northwest in 2008. enough with the facts and figures. what about fares and fees? time to bring in my q&a partner richard quest in london. from dallas, rick seaney, the ceo of richard, start with you in europe. a lot of experience with discount airlines. generally speaking the merger of two airlines means, could mean -- could mean -- higher prices. not always the case. in this case what does it mean when it's two discount airlines? >> i think the thing to remember is why so
the summer like temperatures have been baking. if you got used to it, things are about to change. gwen tolbert is down in the weather center with change. >> talk about one extreme to the other. let's look at what the highs were yesterday because we broke records at a couple of locations. 93 degrees at national airport. 93 at dulles. and that was a record that was broken. and baltimore 91 degrees. well we're a far cry from that as we move through into the course of today. already starting out very much on the cooler side. we currently have 67 degrees at national airport. only 59 degrees at gaithersburg. and we've got 59 at fredericksberg as well. and 68 degrees at annapolis. our live doppler radar showing you we have a little bit of wet weather moving in across the region. and that is something we're going to keep an eye on during the course of the day. a few light sprinkles right now. we'll see that change during the course of the evening hours. and back to the maps. for today, we're talking over cast highs. high of 71 degrees. almost 20 degrees cooler than yesterday and that's the kin
in potomac in a community that's lost power with every storm. tracy wilkins tells us they are considering desperate measures. >> we have definitely seen worse weather than what we have had today, but for folks in river falls it doesn't seem to take much more than tis tonock out power. >> this year in particular has been very bad. there's always been power outages you wouldn't expect in this neighborhood. > reporter: now with light rain, no power again. but since so many of the homes of the community are on separate grids it's not a problem for everyone, just the same people over and over agai >> i have a 10-year-old afraid to be in the house when it rains by himself because he assume the power will go out. >> reporter: even with underground lines neighbors say the power outages persisted. now they have started a community listserv online. the main topic of discussion by more than two dozen families, where to get a good generator. some are considering purchasing them in bulk to cut down on costs. >> it's probably a list of 15 to 20 people looking to spend, i would guesstimate roughly $5,00
your cash flow situation. pnc. for the achiever in us all. >>> good morning, america. i'm elizabeth vargas. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. it's friday, september 3rd. and we have breaking news overnight. hurricane earl smashes against the carolinas. 105-mile-per-hour winds. waves up to 30 feet high. flooding the outer banks. the storm threatens to swamp beaches all the way to maine. >> eastern long island and massachusetts are next in its path. and will face hurricane conditions within 24 hours. sam leads our team of correspondents, live from the storm zone. >>> also breaking overnight, a suspicious package grinds miami's airport to a halt. the bomb squad called in, as thousands of travelers are evacuated and a suspect is arrested. >>> and not again. another oil rig explosion in the gulf, flinging 13 oil workers into the water. an eerie refinder of the deadly bp disaster. what went wrong this time? >>> you see the surf there. hello, everyone. we hope you're set for a fun labor day weekend. robin is starting hers a little early. it's nice to have elizabeth vargas here with us. wel
the very latest for us tracking the storm. >> and b.p. says it may have to stop paying for the damage in the gulf. get this, the company is blaming president obama. we're gonna tell you why. >> hold on for it. wait for it. jerry lewis wants to smack a woman. >> no way! >> smack her in the mouth and be arrested for abusing a woman. >> what would you say to her? >> i would say you deserve this and nothing else, whack! >> wow! lady! >> i'm gonna slap you. who is he so angry about? "fox & friends" starts right now. >> lady! >> good morning, everyone were it is now the 6:00 hour on the east coast here and we're tracking this big, huge storm. brian and steve both off today. we have peter johnson jr. and mike is back. we haven't seen each other for so long. we see each other but not work together. >> it's been three or four years. we see each other in the building. >> sometime in the show, i'm going to share a secret about you. there's many but i'm going to share one. in the meantime, we have a fox news weather alert, right? that's why we're all here today bright and early because hu
: and that means people are on their way out. >> they won't let us stay. they're going to make us sit in this traffic. >> roads are likely to overwash and be closed for several days. >> reporter: mandatory evacuations are spreading across north carolina. long lines of late summer tourists leaving with unexpected vacation memories. >> looking forward to a nice vacation. and now, our vacation's over. >> reporter: earl-induced work is just beginning. emergency shelters are being set up in the hurricane warning zone. homes boarded up. boats pulled out of the water for safety. >> by the time the hurricane comes up the coast, we try to be prudent and make sure the boat doesn't get damaged. >> you never know what flying debris you're going to get. >> we could see watches and warnings continue to move up the east coast. >> reporter: fema is directing food and watero cape cod, hoping to get ahead of a storm, that so far, shows no signs of retreat. and in fact, overnight, president obama signed a disaster declaration already for the state of north carolina. officials at every level know they on
today high pressure will bbild in and bring us a pretty day. meanwhile igor off the rip ccrrent and warmer air returns as we head to the firrt day of autuun. mid-80s mid-week with a few %-possibly as we get to the mid-week as well. check of tte traffic edge, lauren, good morning. >> reporter: good mooning, steve. we are dealing with an accident a motorcycle, it's going to be %-matter drive.urnie at oak %-tooget in the city, noohing to get in your way as we check in a liveelook at 395. you will notice not many cars moving along justtfine. it will rrmain clear at 95, as you make your way up to whitemarsh. you're loo looking at a 4-minute drive and no problemm to the beltway from 95 to 83. %-there you're looking at ans. average speed off54 miles per hour. -t will remmin clear on 795 to 95, you're looking at an average spped of 55 miles per hour. that's the traffic edgeereport. pptrice, back to you. %-week's shooting at john hopkis hospital including what they knew about the gunman's past. joel d smith is liveeat thee3 hospital now with more on the calls from that deadly morning th
'll read your-mails during mfrp news you can't use" on "morning joe" which starts right now. >>> i don't think health care is driving this election, david. i think economy is driving this election. people have anxiety about that economy. i'll tell you what -- >> then why did you do health care and spend so much of last year on health care? >> they don't want -- well, you know why we worked on health care? because health care was a huge -- is and was a huge problem in this country. >> yet democrats are not campaigning on it because it's so polically toxic. you said that wouldn't be the case. you said it would get more popular, not less. >> i think that health care overtime is going to become more popular. >>> welcome to "morning joe." happy monday. mika, that's what i keep thinking about myself. >> what this. >> that one day, one day i'm going to get more popular. my mom tells me. >> you're so popular. you're the most popular boy in school. >> no, my mom says i'm not because they're jealous of me. one day, like health care reform -- >> 21st century is only 10% over. >> that's right, tha
made us look twice. tony curtis was born bernard schwartz on june 3, 1925, in new york. his relationship with his parents was less than smooth. his dad was an immigrant tailor who forced his son to work for him. curtis' neurotic mother was hard to deal with at times. his younger brother was killed in a road accident at the age of 9. a few years later, another brother was born who would eventually be diagnosed as schizophrenic. tony grew tired of his family life and at 17 he joined the u.s. navy. his navy stint brought him around the world though he never saw combat. toward the end of the 1940's, he returned home and quickly started acting classes. after a theater agent saw him in the greenwich village production of "golden boy" curtis was signed to a seven year contract with universal pictures. in 1949, curtis landed his first role in crisscross where he danced. two years later, he was given a leading role in "the prince who was a thief." that same year, curtis married actress janet leigh, a marriage that would last a decade. they had two daughters. one well known actress ja
. brittany morehouse picks up the story and joins us live from greenbelt. brittany. >> reporter: anita, this is one of those stories where it just goes to show you don't have to know someone's name to really feel like you know someone. all of the young people in this apartment building off greenbelt road which is right near the nasa building talk about this woman who was killed found dead outside her old doorstep. she apparently was coming back here today to collect some belongings. >> it's sad because i knew her. she lived around here for a long time. >> reporter: no name, no picture. people who knew the woman found dead outside her old apartment are remembering her with fondness. she was especially sweet, they say, to young people. >> it's scary. in a neighborhood like this. especially when you have kids. this is some scary things. >> reporter: many people were frightened when they saw the woman hanging outside of the apartment complex. they say she was lying down in the ground in a pool of blood. >> it looked like she probably fainted and one hand was out like halfway like where the
was carrying three viable embryos. one more than their health insurance was willing to cover. >> they called us, you know, and said, well, congratulations on your pregnancy and we'll be happy to buy in the insurance once you reduce, let us know when you reduce the twins. we're like, what? >> reporter: reduction means terminating one of the embryos in utero. staggering moral dilemma. >> we can't proceed without insurance, this could destroy us. i tell you, man, i tried for four years to get a heartbeat in that ultrasound, you finally realize that this is a life. i mean, i changed my whole point of view about abortion, about everything. >> reporter: luckily, it was a decision they didn't have to make. christie got them on her personal health care plan which covers multiple births. when it came time to deliver by cesarean section, scotch and todd were at the hospital alongside christie and her husband eric. >> they said, we're starting in five minutes. it was boom! we got the first one. what? you know, it was -- and then it was 9:40, 9:41, 9:42. bam, bam, bam. >> while you're processing your first
, northeast at 20 miles an hour. it's being influenced by a trough that's eventually going to bring us beautiful weather once the trough moves through the southeast but it's also going to pick this storm and move it eastward, so that's the news flash that we have, down to a cat one, but feeling the effects of the hurricane across the coast, dell mar -- dell mar and through the out you are bands right here, still looking for the potential for st-rpl surge from a hurricane, as well as heavy rain. we could also see hurricane-force winds throughout the afternoon and evening hours, especially for cape cod and the islands, right here as we think this storm could brush the region. here's our future radar as we take you further out in time and show you what's going to happen with the storm. here we are at 6:00 p.m., eastern long island getting rain bands and then up towards eastern massachusetts and rhode island, as well as connecticut, friday evening, then towards maine, and we're still getting a clip here for cape cod and the islands. then by saturday, it really should be making its way up t
sliced right through his suv. he survived, and he'll be talking to us about that. >>> first let's go back inside studio 1a. tamron hall has all the headlines. >>> we began with more flooding in parts of the midwest. a levee is leaking in portage, wisconsin, some people have been evacuated. officials say if more evacuations are needed residents will have to get out by boat. >>> "today"today a panel appoin president obama begins its investigation into the oil spill in the gulf of mexico and the administration's response to it. >>> hyundai is recalling more than 131,000 sonata sedans sold in the u.s. because of potential steering wheel problems. the recall involves sonatas built before september 10. >>> gas prices are holding steady, the average price for regular now $2.69 a gallon. >>> steve berk will become ceo of nbc universal. burke will replace the current ceo who will step down when the deal closes. >>> overseas markets are higher on wall street. erin burnett is on wall street. >> we're talking about the best september since 1939, we'll see if we can hold through the end of the week. a
think is good news, but it means that it may linger over us for longer than we thought, which means more rain. >> sreenivasan: and in massachusetts, governor deval patrick warned against under-rating the storm. >> the public should continue to take precautions-- stay indoors and off the roads during the height of the storm. exercise extreme caution this afternoon when winds pick up. >> sreenivasan: out on the bay state's coast, inmates from the plymouth county jail shoveled and stacked sandbags. nearly 400 out-of-state utility crews were staged and ready. but as earl kept moving, officials up and down the coast hoped to salvage tourist revenue through labor day weekend. another bombing in pakistan has killed 54 people. it happened in quetta in the southwest, the latest in a series of such attacks. a suicide bomber targeted shiites staging a pro- palestinian rally and procession through the city. police said 160 people were wounded. the pakistani taliban claimed responsibility, and a spokesman claimed the group will launch attacks in america and europe very soon. in afghanistan, the u.s.
with us. we saw police stopped a young man in the street. these days, according to police, they had six officers to seven officers at the funeral. but it seems that these days it is becoming increasingly dangerous to just attend some of these funerals in the city. >>> we now know what sent former president jimmy carter to the hospital. he was on a flight from atlanta to cleveland. rescue crews got him off of an airplane and rushed into an area hospital. he is traveling to promote his new book and he is expected to resume his book tour this week. >>> we are still under a storm watch tonight. the raid took a break today. it will be coming back with a vengeance. >> we are getting a break now from this morning's rain. a whole lot more is just down the road. we have beautiful sky right now with patches of blue and no rain locally. we have had our fair share, ending this morning. what is all this talk about more heavy rain? we will show you what is happening. a new tropical depression just south of cuba looks like it will head north toward. ward.rth fo we're talking about a whole lot of rain,
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. >>> and need for speed. erin andrews takes us inside a nascar race car as it hits top speeds. can she handle 4 gs at 170 miles per hour? >>> good morning, america. and good morning, dan harris. just back from iraq. where you were covering the official end to the combat mission there. >> thank you. i was back here. >>> want to talk about the weather this weekend. hurricane earl is now tropical storm earl. it moved past long island about 8:00 p.m. last night. 11:00 p.m., it was downgraded to a tropical storm, with sustained winds at 70 miles per hour. it was that strength it swept by cape cod and nantucket. >> so, the good news is that storm wasn't that bad. no hurricane-force winds. no widespread damage. the bad news is that the storm has created serious migraines on this labor day weekend, with travel delays, dangerous 15-foot waves in some areas and a ton of rain in new england. in north carolina this morning, they're trying to get those flooded roads open again, so vacationers can get back out to the outer banks. now, we're hearing that there are two more storm systems teed up out in the atl
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